Calculating the Size of a Black Hole


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Classroom activity
Royal Observatory
School subject: 
Astronomy, Maths, Science

Students calculate the Schwarzschild radius of a black hole with the same mass as the Earth and one with the mass of the Milky Way. Accompanies the video 'What's inside a black hole?'